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CHRISTIE CALLS COP A "PIG," CURRIE RESPONDS

After Governor Christie called the president of New Jersey's Police Benevolent Association a "pig," New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie slammed him for his disrespect, calling it "typical" behavior from a man that most New Jerseyans now discount as irrelevant.


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CURRIE STATEMENT ON CHRISTIE'S VETO OF DEMOCRACY ACT

Today, New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie decried Governor Christie’s veto of the Democracy Act — a sweeping package of proposals for encouraging voter participation in New Jersey.

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TYPICAL: REP. GARRETT ONLY DELEGATION MEMBER TO OPPOSE BIPARTISAN HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL

Despite data showing 35% of all bridges in New Jersey are “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete,” Congressman Scott Garrett was the only member of the state congressional delegation to oppose a bipartisan, multi-year funding solution for repairing bridges, highways and roads. Chairman Currie said, next November, voters will remember that Garrett voted against their safety by opposing a commonsense measure to fill potholes and repair bridges.

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STATE DEMOCRATIC CHAIR OUTRAGED BY EVIDENCE OF MORRIS COUNTY VOTER INTIMIDATION, MANIPULATION

John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, reacted to news reports that Morris County poll workers intimidated voters, and even assigned specific voting machines on the basis of party affiliation — an egregious and illogical affront to voter privacy.

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CHAIRMAN CURRIE CELEBRATES EXPANDED DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie said tonight's election results are very promising, and noted that Democratic-control more than 50 Assembly seats is unprecedented in recent times. He called Democratic victories a rejection of Chris Christie's failures and misguided priorities.

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GOP ASSEMBLYMAN'S FAVORITE THING IS "AN UNREGISTERED GUN!"

At a candidate forum sponsored by the New Jersey Herald last night, Parker Space, a Republican State Assemblyman in the 24th Legislative District, had a shockingly candid moment when he said, “there is nothing better than an unregistered gun, believe me.”

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CHAIRMAN CURRIE REACTS TO NEWS THAT GOV. CHRISTIE WAS REMOVED FROM AMTRAK QUIET CAR

According to news reports, New Jersey's brash, bullying governor was removed from an Amtrak train for loudly talking on his cell phone and subsequently berating his security detail. This statement is the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman's reaction to these reports.

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CURRIE ENCOURAGES MORE CORPORATE PACs TO STAND AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, DROP SUPPORT FOR REP. GARRETT

Recently, a corporate PAC, BBVA Compass, that previously supported Congressman Scott Garrett announced their decision to no longer contribute to his campaign because of his anti-LGBT record. Chairman Currie encourages more corporate PAC donors to take a stand against hate and discrimination, and that they should demand refunds of their previous campaign contributions

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HYPOCRISY ALERT: CHRISTIE TELLS THE PRESIDENT TO DO WHAT HE WON'T

Recently, on conservative talk radio, Governor Christie attacked President Obama and suggested that he step aside. There is one glaring problem with his outlandish suggestion: New Jersey has been asking Chris Christie to do just that for months

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ICYMI: SCOTT GARRETT UNDER FIRE FOR POTENTIAL PAYDAY LENDING ETHICS VIOLATION

Rep. Scott Garrett is once again under fire, this time for potentially violating ethics rules and criminal law.

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